SILVER HAIRED SILVERSMITH: Tucabia jewellery craftsman Peter Wright at Maclean markets. Photo: Debrah Novak
SILVER HAIRED SILVERSMITH: Tucabia jewellery craftsman Peter Wright at Maclean markets. Photo: Debrah Novak

You can fork out for Peter’s unique jewellery

HE MIGHT look like the wild man from Tucabia but hiding underneath all that hair is Peter Wright, who is in fact wild and passionate about creating interesting recycled jewellery.

"About 50 years ago I decided that I really needed to eat and I didn't want to do a normal 9-5 job so I decided on jewellery making as a way to make a living," Peter said.

"I moved to Tucabia about 1980 and have continued designing jewellery out of wire using objects like old forks and spoons and anything pretty I came across.

"Jewellery is a good thing to create because it can be made and carried anywhere and you can travel with it."

Peter is known for being clever and is it any wonder when you see his interesting jewellery?

"I just like to make things that surprise people," he said.

"I like to see common things from a different angle, so if you get a fork and make a bangle I would call it recycled objects and my most expensive piece is $11."



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